Peregrine’s Community Tree Planting Program

Peregrine'S TREE PLANTING PROGRAM

Peregrine's Tree Planting Program

 

Peregrine Master Association is excited to participate in the Colorado Springs 150th Anniversary Tree Planting Challenge! The City of Colorado Springs has challenged the community to plant 18,071 trees in the next two years. Learn more about this challenge here – COS 150 Tree Challenge. As part of this challenge, the PMA has several events planned to bring our community together. See how you can get involved!

The PMA will submit your tree’s location to the Colorado Springs Tree Tracker so it is counted toward the 18,071 tree planting City goal.

Peregrine Community Tree Planting Kickoff

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021, 11:45 a.m.

Join your PMA Board and elected City Council District 1 representative, Dave Donelson, on Tuesday, May 25th at 11:45 a.m. to plant our Peregrine Community Tree to celebrate the City’s 150th anniversary.

The evergreen tree will be planted at the corner of West Woodmen Road and Kittridge Avenue in the large, grassy area. Residents are invited to attend the event and celebrate the beginning of our year-long tree initiative. We look forward to seeing you!

Expedited Tree Planting Approval for Your Yard

Plant a tree in your yard and help reach the goal of 18,071 trees by 2023! The PMA and the City of Colorado Springs have created a water-wise tree list for residents interested in planting a tree on their property. Trees must be approved by the ARC, but our new tree planting request form will expedite the process! The process is:

  1. Complete the ARC Expedited Tree Form and attach a diagram of the planting location.
  2. Email the form to Derek@ZandRMgmt.com for ARC expedited approval.
  3. Know before you dig! Contact Colorado Springs Utilities to have them identify underground lines on your property (free) https://www.colorado811.org/
  4. Receive approval from the ARC.
  5. Plant your tree and enjoy decades of beauty and shade!

Exploring Our Urban Forest Presentation

Saturday, June 12th, 10:00 to 11:30 am. Meet at the Woodmen Valley Park Playground Entrance.

Join UCCS Geography and Environmental Studies professor Christine Biermann to learn about the native trees and forest ecosystems of Colorado Springs. We will go for a short walk while we learn about how our forests are being impacted by climate change, drought, insect outbreaks, and wildfire.

When General William Jackson Palmer founded our city in 1871, it was situated on a nearly treeless, shortgrass prairie. Under Palmer’s supervision, the Colorado Springs Company planted thousands of trees to make the city green and inviting. Today, the city has been recognized as a “Tree City, USA” for 44 straight years by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Join us as we examine this fascinating history, discuss new forestry initiatives, and examine the future of our urban forest. Colorado’s climate is changing, and these changes are having big impacts on our forests. Dr. Christine Biermann will discuss research at UCCS that examines how Colorado Springs’ woodland ecosystems are faring due to recent droughts.

Woodmen Valley Park Family Tree Hike

Wednesday, July 21st, 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Meet at the Woodmen Valley Park Tennis Courts

Lead by Peregrine’s Landscaping and Infrastructure Committee, this hike will explore the history of the trees in our own Woodmen Valley Park. The hike will occur on various trails in the park and will require walking on uneven ground. This particular hike caters to families in our neighborhood.

Mount St. Francis Historical Hike

Wednesday, August 11th, 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Meet at the main Mount Saint Francis parking lot.

Lead by Peregrine’s Landscaping and Infrastructure Committee, this hike will explore the rich history of trails on the Mount St. Francis property that sits in the heart of Peregrine. Uneven terrain will be navigated as we explore the beauty and history of this area.

Blodgett Peak Open Space Hike

Saturday, September 4th, 10:00 to 11:30 am. Meet at the main Blodgett Open Space parking lot.

Lead by Peregrine’s Landscaping and Infrastructure Committee, this hike will meander through mountain trails and learn about the trees and forest closest to our homes. Uneven terrain and steep areas may be part of this hike.